Rehabilitation & Therapy:
Inpatient Physical Therapy

  • Acute Care Physical Therapy

    A staff of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides work together to provide care to patients of all ages in the hospital. These patients may have had a recent surgery or could be recovering from a serious illness. Our physical therapy staff works in coordination with the other healthcare team members to provide quality care and to maximize the patient's function and independence.

    The hospital physical therapy department is located on the 2nd floor of Trinity Hospital. They can be reached at 701-857-5270.

  • RehabCare Rehabilitation

    Trinity Health's RehabCare Center is located at Trinity Hospital — St. Joseph's. Treatment is provided for patients in the physical therapy department located on 3rd floor of the facility. This comprehensive program is designed to help people restore their independence and return to a more productive lifestyle following illness, injury, or surgery.

    The Physical Therapy program helps patients reach their maximum level of independence within the limits of their disability and previous level of functioning. An initial assessment is performed to determine the patient's abilities in ambulation, wheelchair skills, transfers, bed mobility, balance and coordination. At times, it is necessary to evaluate the patient in his or her home in order to determine potential difficulties that can be corrected prior to discharge. The staff will coordinate the home evaluation with the family as needed.

    All activities are geared towards the patient's specific needs as determined by the Rehab team. The emphasis of the program is to bring patients to their highest level of mobility. Programs are developed to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance to enhance the patient's mobility. This may involve the learning of new skills such as wheelchair propulsion or ambulation with a device. Each patient receives an exercise program to perform at home to encourage progress after discharge.

    The rehabilitation physical therapists see patients in the physical therapy department located on the 3rd floor of Trinity Hospital — St. Joseph's. The physical therapy team takes great pride in helping people reach their goals and return to independent living. The physical therapy staff can be reached at 857-2343 if you have any questions or need more information.